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Project: Boarding house renovations
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Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 21  Children
Project Cycle: June
Total Budget: €375  ($464)

In April 2012 heavy rainfall badly damaged the roofs on the boys and girls dormitories. As a result water began leaking into the dormitories and the 21 children had to sleep in wet and unhealthy conditions. Thanks to one of our generous sponsors we were able to co-fund the renovations of both dormitories, ensuring that the children continued to live in a healthy environment. Full Details


Project: Boys dormitory extension
Partner: Safe Haven Orphanage
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 35  Boys
Project Cycle: 2014
Total Budget: €1.935  ($2.540)

After taking in an extra 10 children, six of whom were boys, the dormitory for boys at Safe Haven Orphanage reached its capacity. Thanks to one of our sponsors the dormitory was extended ensuring that all 35 boys sleep in a safe and protected environment. Full Details


Project: Care for two children
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 2  children
Project Cycle: April 2016 – 2018
Total Budget: €2.345  ($2.770)

Two very young children, due to very unfortunate circumstances, lost the care of their parents. Mary Sweet Home Orphanage took them in and provides them with a loving and supportive home. Full Details


Project: Classroom extension, new textbooks and more
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 58  Children
Project Cycle: May - July 2015
Total Budget: €1.630  ($1.818)

In 2015 the number of students that enrolled in the beginning English class at TVLC exceeded the classroom capacity, resulting in over 20 students squeezed into a small room. We secured funds from one of our sponsors to extend the classroom and fund their other urgent needs. Full Details


Project: Dormitory renovation and toilet construction
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90  students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €2.930  ($3.450)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. One of the dormitories and the sanitary facilities were in dire need of an upgrade. Full Details


Project: Electricity for evening classes
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Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 510  refugees
Project Cycle: March 2013 – August 2015
Total Budget: €1.950  ($2.527)

Public areas inside the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp depend on electricity including the IT and English classrooms and street lights over the camp’s dirt roads. We were able to support the price increase ensuring the evening classes continued running and the dirt roads were well lit ensuring better safety for adults and children. Full Details


Project: Emergency food support
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: over 400  refugees
Project Cycle: November 2017 - December 2017
Total Budget: €31.800  ($38.150)

In October, food support was cut off by another aid organisation to more than 6.000 Shan refugees living in six different camps - including our partner, Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC). However, thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors, especially the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation, we are able to help out with the food shortage in KJSRC, by providing food as needed until funding is restored. Full Details


Project: English language classes for migrant children
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 50-70  children
Project Cycle: May 2017 – April 2018
Total Budget: €6.350  ($7.450)

Tomato Village Learning Center offers English lessons to children ages six to 18. Most of these children belong to Burmese migrant or ethnic minorities, which puts them at a disadvantaged position in society. Proficiency in the English language will give these children better job opportunities and with that comes improved livelihood options. Full Details


Project: English language programme at orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016 - 2018
Total Beneficiaries: 70 - 75  students
Project Cycle: January 2016 - ongoing
Total Budget: €4.951  ($6.154)

An English language programme is running for orphans and children living in Piang Luang village. Students learn language skills that will give them the opportunity to further their education at a vocational training centre or tertiary institution and increase their job options. Full Details


Project: Food, medicine and boys dormitory renovation
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90  students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: August 2016 - December 2016
Total Budget: €3.341  ($3.926)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Occasional donations by individual donors were not sufficient to secure food, medicine and the much needed renovation of one of the dormitories. We came in to help. Full Details


Project: Mushroom farm at boarding house
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Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 20  children
Project Cycle: March 2013
Total Budget: €250  ($325)

The boarding house inside Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is home to displaced and orphaned Shan children. To meet their nutritional needs, and in response to the rising cost of food, a caregiver at the home approached us to discuss establishing a mushroom farm. Full Details


Project: New boys dormitory building
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 18  students
Project Cycle: April 2017 – June 2017
Total Budget: €4.234  ($4.754)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Thanks to our overall support they can welcome more eligible students. To accommodate them we built a new dormitory. Full Details


Project: Renovations to refugee home
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Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1  family
Project Cycle: February 2011
Total Budget: €682  ($801)

Renovations to a refugee shelter improved the family’s living conditions and guaranteed that they could live in a dry, secure hut where the rainy season would no longer be a concern to them. Full Details


Project: Solar panels
Partner:
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 6  families
Project Cycle: September 2011
Total Budget: €300  ($412)

The Thai government sees Koung Jor Shan Refugee camp as a temporary solution and electricity is only supplied to public areas of the camp. We were able to provide six families with solar panels for their huts, so they could continue with their activities at night. Full Details


Project: Solar panels upgrade
Partner:
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 85  families
Project Cycle: May - July 2015
Total Budget: €14.086  ($15.736)

Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is seen as a "temporary" home to Burmese migrants and electricity is only provided to public spaces. Solar panels on the huts had deteriorated and only provided 20 minutes of light and an upgrade was urgently needed. Full Details


Project: Staircase and roof repairs for TVLC
Partner: Tomato Village Learning Center
Location: Ban Huai Makhuea Som Village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2017
Total Beneficiaries: 50 - 70  children
Project Cycle: March 2017 – May 2017
Total Budget: €859  ($1.011)

A young child slipped on the wet and muddy stairs at the Tomato Village Learning Center. Fortunately this time nothing serious happened. We wanted to prevent this from happening again in the future, with even worse consequences. An informal chat with one of our donors led to the sponsoring of a completely new staircase. Full Details